Wednesday, 28 September 2016

POP-UP RESTAURANT #5 IN PICTURES

Monday 26th September. My day started at 8 am. After cancelling my third or fourth morning alarm (because one alarm is never enough when you're a deep sleeper), I got up to embrace the long day ahead.

A short bus ride to this month's venue of choice: Maida Hill Place. Located right next to a large fruit & veg store AND an outdoor market, I was able to pick up a couple of last minute ingredients (a.k.a. enough plantain, bell peppers and vine tomatoes to feed a famished army) before launching into food prep. 



An hour or so later, I was joined by my mum and sister - ah the relief! I'm learning to treasure all the extra quality time I get to spend with my family as a direct result of these events. We managed to squeeze in a week's worth of chatter into those few hours, all the while cooking up a storm.
Mel arrived a few minutes after my mum and sister left. I'd frantically sent her a text around 13.30 pm to pick up some kale on her way over because I'd been careless enough to assume the store and market next door would stock it. Mel's kale expedition was successful...yeah, she pretty much saved the entire dinner :p Simon arrived a while after. What did I do to deserve friends as supportive as these two?? :) I had my team for the evening. Along with the helpful manager at the venue. 

Photo credit: Richard Duebel
The pop-up began officially at 18.30 pm, with guests trickling in one after the other until it was almost a full house. We got into service mode, starting with canap├ęs, working our way all the way through to dessert. I'll allow the rest of the pictures to complete this narrative...

Photo credit: Richard Duebel

Photo credit: Richard Duebel

Photo credit: Richard Duebel



Photo credit: @vegannigerian
Photo credit: @vegannigerian

Photo credit: @vegannigerian












Photo credit: Richard Duebel


 A big thank you to all my guests, family & friends for making the evening so wonderful <3

5 comments:

  1. Looks great Tomi. I hoped to see more photos of food but I guess they'll come later?

    Berry Dakara Blog

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  2. Lovely!! So great what you do with this events. Still waiting till you come to Lagos. Yes, like berry said.. more food

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  3. Surely it's a great feeling to make your dream come to life. Be sure to give us a heads up as much in advance as possible for the next one so those of us far away can try to plan to make it.

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  4. when are you doing the Lagos event, great pictures

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    1. Thank God it's not only me asking ooooo!!

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